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Caschet(t, Cashet(t, n. Also: caschiett, casshett. [Variant spellings of Cachet n.] A cachet; a seal.(a) 1579 Acts III. 151/1.
That all the saidis missiues salbe subscriuit vndir the kingis subscriptioun be the secretair or his deput, or ellis not to be signet or closit with his hienes caschet
1579 Reg. Privy C. III. 284.
Our Soverane Lord … inhibitis the keiparis of his Hienes caschett, his signet, privie and gret selis, to answer the same to ony sic letters
1609 Acts IV. 440/2.
All infeftmentis … ordourlie passit his heighnes caschet, registeris and ordinare seallis
1615 Melrose P. 207.
Quhen the officiar was executing this preceptis of warning, … be the caschiettis we haue heir to that effect
1633 Stirling B. Rec. I. 171.
Delyvering to him of ane of the buikes of caussis, & commoune stampt or caschett of the said burgh
1664 Nicoll Diary 417.
Nothing past under caschet or great seall till … August
(b) 1592 Acts III. 563/1.
All lettres and wreittis … [to] be past vnder his hienes casshett or vtherwayis nocht to be admittit as autentik
1628 Cochran-Patrick Rec. Coinage II. 70.
His panes and travell in renewing of his ma[jes]ties seallis, cashett and irnis of the cunyehouse
1642 Baillie II. 72.
I shew how Lanerick had sent letters under the cashet … , declaring the King's mind [etc.]
1622 Melrose P. 461.
Some persone whome your maiestie will truste with the keeping of your maiesteis casshett
1643 Acts VI. 66/1.
That … presentationes passe his Maiesties cashett and privie seale
1664 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. I. 583.
To affix and append the cashett to ane signatour of confirmation past … in favours of the Earle of Eglintoun
1689 Ib. XIII. 439.
The … commissionat Clarks … to deliver up … seall and cashett of Councill

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